How do roller blind mechanisms work?
The blind is made from a fabric or other soft material that can be retracted onto a roller. These roller can be controlled by a chain mechanism, they can be motorized, but most commonly they are spring loaded.
In what way are roller blinds different to other blinds?
Other styles of blinds are made of solid materials. Venetian blinds use horizontal slats with an adjustable angle to block or allow light through. Plantation shutters use adjustable slats in solid doors, so either the slats or the whole door can be opened and shut.
Roller blinds are soft materials that are easily retracted into a small area above the window.
What fabrics can be used for roller blinds?
Of course you can use almost any colour fabric for blinds, or many colours of vinyl.
Blinds can be patterned. Textured or decorated.
What is less well known is that some fabrics can block UV light while letting in natural, visible sunlight.
Are there general advantages to Roller systems?
Roller blinds are easier to clean that venetian blinds, or plantation shuttles, and easier to clean than most curtains.
They also take us very little space.
What is front roll and back roll?
This refers to the fabric coming off the front or back of the roller.
The front roll provides some clearance for window knobs
The back roll blocks more light by aligning closely to the window edge.
Custom blinds Perth
Once you have the basic roller mechanism there are plenty of options for customizing blinds.